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Little Thumbs Up : Baking and Cooking event, selected ingredient for the month of May is "MUSHROOMS"
Little Thumbs Up, is an event organized by Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids and Doreen from my little favourite D.I.Y. , where an ingredient is selected each month and everyone is welcome to join in by using the selected ingredient either in your bakes or in your cooking pot. I am the host for this month, and my selected ingredient is "MUSHROOMS". Please do join us, cook or bake any recipes using Mushrooms as one of its ingredient, post it in your blog within this month, (only new and current posts), and link to Little Thumbs Up, in the thumbnail linky which is provided at the bottom of this post. To find out more details on Little Thumbs Up, please click here.
While this month's theme is MAY : MUSHROOMS, the selected ingredient for June is Curry Powder or Paste and will be hosted by Everybody Eats Well In Flanders. Cook or bake any of your favourite curry dish, and link that up in June which shall start on 4th June.
Hi friends, only two more days for the submission of Mushrooms at Little Thumbs Up.
Mushroom For Today : Dried Shiitake Mushroom
Made this for dinner, eaten with plain white rice. This is a simple dish and quick dish to prepare, I have used chicken breast meat, though I think with boned-in pieces of chicken would be even better.
I love eating taro, any way it is cooked, and with the addition of mushroom even better.
I'm linking this post to Little Thumbs Up event, hosted by Joyce, kitchen flavours, organized by Zoe from Bake For Happy Kids and Doreen for my little favourite D.I.Y.
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Braised Chicken with Taro and Mushroom
(adapted from "Quick and Easy", Martin Yan)
6 dried black mushrooms
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon black soy sauce (my addition)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
5 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tablespoon minced ginger
2 Chinese sausages (2 ounces each), cut on the diagonal into 1/2-inch thick slices
1 pound taro, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 green onions, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
In a bowl, soak the mushrooms in warm water to cover until softened, about 15 minutes; drain. Discard the stems and cut the caps in half.
In a bowl, combine the chicken and cornstarch and turn to coat the chicken evenly. Let stand 10 minutes.
To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Place a 3-quart saucepan over high heat until hot. Add the oil, swirling to coat the bottom. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the chicken and sausages and stir-fry until the chicken is lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the mushrooms, taro, green onions, and sauce, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the taro is tender, about 15 minutes. ( I have added in the white part of green onions along with other ingredients, and reserving the green parts until taro is tender, and added that last, just before serving).
Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.